NETGEAR Switches Review

Reasonably priced, with good stability and generally problem-free

What is our primary use case?

We are primarily using the solution on the client side. We use it in our office.

What is most valuable?

I haven't had any issues so far. It's worked quite well.

The cost of the solution is very good. We enjoy the price point they offer.

We've found the stability to be very good. The performance is excellent.

What needs improvement?

The cloud service is not so good. They can't make some application on a cloud for the switch. It's not a good idea.

The management needs to be improved. If you manage the switch by the cloud, you can't manage it by the web interface.

The initial setup takes a long time. It's a long, drawn-out process.

The problem is not on the cloud services end. It's on setup. You have to make an account and you lose a lot of time. If you don't want to manage by the cloud, I don't understand why you have to register your switch there.

They have to make the feature to manage all switches within a team.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been working with the solution for 20 years or so. It's been two decades. It's been a while.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is quite stable. There are no bugs or glitches. It doesn't crash or freeze. It's reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's not very good in terms of scalability. You have to make a switch for the data center. It's limited.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've never been in touch with technical support. I can't speak to how knowledgeable or responsive they are. We have an internal team that can handle troubleshooting for the most part.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I also use D-Link.

How was the initial setup?

The installation process is long. It takes one hour to make an account, to go to the switch web interface, et cetera. If you don't make an account, if you don't notice your switch, it's not fully manageable. You have to do a lot of things before your switch will be manageable. And you have to do this for all your switches. You lose one hour for every switch. This is not good. It's so very time-consuming.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution has a very reasonable cost.

What other advice do I have?

I sell the solution and manage it as well. However, I am not a customer.

If a client needs to switch from one solution to another, Netgear may not be right, as there may be some compatibility issues.

I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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